March 20, 2016

Rejecting Earth Hour HOAX: Why you were right to keep lights ON

David MenziesMission Specialist

Did you have a good Earth Hour Saturday night? You know, that 60 minutes when we were supposed to flick off the lights, pull the plug, and party like it was 1799? 

Another useless Earth Hour has come and gone, its popularity fading but not yet dead. We’re still subjected to annoying lectures from enlightened progressives like David Suzuki and Al Gore - huge carbon-spewers whose mantra is, “Do as I say, not as I do.”

They claim we’re killing the planet with our cars, furnaces and light bulbs - the very things that allow us to enjoy life. According to the progressives, unless we revert to living in grass huts and foraging for grubs planet earth is deader than disco.

Don't believe the hype! The best reason NOT to celebrate Earth Hour is that this silly PR stunt always fails to achieve its goals: Reducing energy use and carbon emissions.

Earth Hour adherents light candles and bonfires. How does that REDUCE carbon output? Where’s the logic in substituting clean-burning electricity for light from an open flame that generates unfiltered CO2 emissions? Most candles sold in Canada are made from paraffin, a petroleum byproduct, so lighting one’s home with them is like letting a diesel engine idle for no good reason.


Earth Hour epitomizes the useless feel-good symbolism that increasingly defines environmentalism today. Appearing to do something good, beats coming up with actual solutions. So what if some people turned off their lights for 60 minutes. Almost 2 billion people on this planet don’t have any electricity at all!

Even by the most optimistic predictions, the International Energy Agency estimates that by 2035 we’ll produce only 2.4% of our energy from wind and 0.8% from solar.

It’s time to reject the ongoing Earth Hour hoax. Fight back against this insanity next year by continuing to enjoy your lights, your appliances, your gadgets.

Previously, I’ve paid homage to technology by celebrating Human Achievement Hour which occurs at the same day and time as Earth Hour. I’ve even rented Hollywood-style searchlights, lighting up the sky to celebrate our golden age of technology.

Embracing progress is the way to celebrate ... not listening to a bunch of hippies telling us the way to achieve environmental nirvana is to shiver in the dark and feel miserable.

Not that THEY’RE doing that, mind you...

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commented 2017-03-26 11:08:44 -0400
I agree, David.
But… “light candles and bonfires. How does that REDUCE carbon output?”
Why should we REDUCE carbon emissions??
Please do a brief article on why we NEED MORE CO2 emissions, not less!
commented 2016-03-21 21:58:54 -0400
Maybe we can reduce carbon emissions by getting Gore and Suzuki to stop beaking off. Doesn’t talking too much produce carbon dioxide?
commented 2016-03-21 21:43:11 -0400
Robert Hewgill -—interestingly link.—-thanks

Bill Elder —you may be laffing now ,but in 5years you may get a life sentence.—denier crime !

David Grohn—- I think your learned prediction will come true!
commented 2016-03-21 17:36:54 -0400
For seniors living in the Province of Ontario, Canada, thanks to the Liberal government’s wind turbines, every hour every day year round is earth day…we cannot afford anything but minimal electrical use. Give a cheer to the Liberal Government of Ontario for making seniors life even more financially difficult!!
commented 2016-03-21 13:14:04 -0400
The more I hear about global warming the more convinced I am that CO2 is just a scapegoat for the real issue that is forcing a shift in our climate. Deforestation is the real culpret. Forests help to regulate temperatures, retain moisture, as well as stop soil erosion. If we accepted this as the real problem it would mean a serious drop in profit for people in the forestry sector. But instead we have it rammed down our throats that CO2 is the problem so that the government can justify taxing the air we breath while also reaping the tax benefits of the forestry sector.
commented 2016-03-21 08:47:54 -0400
Thanks for using the word Hoax. My Brand gets attention that way. :)
I turned all my lights on, my TV, did a load of laundry ran both the washer and dryer, ran the dishwasher and cooked some french fries.

Never thought to light candles. That would have helped produce some more C02. shucks. Next time.
commented 2016-03-21 07:55:32 -0400
We must take back the lexicon by not calling these social regressive leftists and their followers, Gulls, “progressives”. They’re anything but.
commented 2016-03-21 05:11:33 -0400
Acuuna said, “I get people stopping by and they tell me that I should install solar shit to heat the house… well retard, I do heat it with solar energy…it’s called windows…”

Acuuna, agreed! People are stupid. They think going into debt for solar panels will save them a ton of money. The only people that get rich are the companies selling them. We have twenty four windows in our house and no air conditioning. We also heat and cool our home naturally because of our trees. In the summer they shade our home and in the fall and winter when the leaves are down the sun shines through and heats our home. We still operate heating in the dead of winter with a thirty five year old wall furnace with original steel drums. When we have the yearly check the heating and cooling guy is always impressed by the furnace’s simple and solid workmanship, along with how energy efficient it is. He always says, “they don’t make furnaces as good as this anymore”.
commented 2016-03-21 03:09:07 -0400
The thought just struck me!.. I hope all those devout Earth Hour hippies in Toronto and Vancouver did use the stairs while their elevator to the 23rd floor was shut down for that hour?… No?… Just asking… Or did they they take that infernal elevator device to gather in holy communion to light candles and condemn “civilization”?… Say it isn’t so!…
commented 2016-03-20 22:40:31 -0400
Menzies once again demonstrates his huge intellect with “unfiltered CO2 emissions”. Perhaps next week David can lecture us on what filtered C02 emission sources are, that would be worth a laugh.
commented 2016-03-20 21:20:18 -0400
posting from the yard, floods on, tasty tunz blasting, finished eating fire grilled beef steak and suckin’ on a crafted porter – about to spark up a ceegar – reveling in capitalist/tech prosperity distribution.

Prosit hippies !
commented 2016-03-20 20:26:03 -0400
The WWF is no different than Greenpeace. Same bully tactics. photo ops,scams and big funding from me and you ! Now..If you hate Gerald Butts (as I do) the WWF is still a pet project for him. Coca Cola is a BIG funder of WWF. Make a complaint to Coke about funding fraudulent organizations and say you won’t buy their products until they stop funding WWF
commented 2016-03-20 20:05:36 -0400
i view earth hour as a warning from the elites “that are telling us in a subtle way” we will soon be permanently in the dark when the monetary system collapses. the plug will be pulled on everything so get used to it, this is the new norm. our world economic system is ready to crash big time so we need to pay very close attention to this. the best thing to do is try to set up an off grid long term survival spot somewhere remote and hope for the best.
commented 2016-03-20 19:35:43 -0400
Andy Neimers,

That is why our paleolithic ancestors were thrilled by fire. survival. go figure.

Hey Ronny (not so) Christiensen, I’m still waiting a response from my last post regarding your racism. Or did I strike a sore point among you regressive losers of socialism?

commented 2016-03-20 18:25:40 -0400
Good point Glenn Craig. Funny I was just watching a movie about that very thing.
commented 2016-03-20 18:25:10 -0400
I turned on extra yard lights last night – not in defiance of the Earth Hour nutiness but for the most basic of reasons that civilization’s tools afford…. There have been several cougar sightings in the past weeks nearby and I’m damned if I will put my dogs in more danger than need be… And isn’t that the benefit of our inventions – “to keep the wolf away from our door”?…
commented 2016-03-20 18:16:28 -0400
Ricardo…the biggest human agronomicly caused enviornmental disaster in history …the dust bowl of the 1930’s …was caused by exactly the bullshit you advocate….the cowboys were right about the sod busters.
commented 2016-03-20 18:03:11 -0400
Don’t worry about it Peter Netterville.

Ron Christenson is clearly a racist who feels he can insult someone of my racial mix. In short, a typical, regressive of the left is Ol’ Ronald.
commented 2016-03-20 17:58:28 -0400
Ron, is insults all you have? Pathetic.
commented 2016-03-20 17:45:31 -0400

Hard to pull your head from under the pillow in the morning? Your prediction is not only ridiculous but of low iq.
commented 2016-03-20 16:51:28 -0400
I celebrated Earth day by turning off the headlights on my truck then burning up loads more fossil fuel diesel while trying to find my way back home in the dark.

What a bloody hoax!

Being governed by the occupy movement is even making it worse.
commented 2016-03-20 16:47:21 -0400
Gerald Butts is likely the most Dangerous Loon in Canada today . . . he has the ear of hour half-wit PM.
Earth Hour is when we pretend we live in North Korea . . . they too have an immature, low intellect leader who likes Marx.
For Earth Hour I light up the house and fire up the 460 Pickup and go for a cruise . . . lol
commented 2016-03-20 16:17:26 -0400
Diane Forsey commented 2 hours ago
“This crap comes straight out of the WWF.”

Funny. When in Nepal a couple of years ago, I did a country side walk through some villages. On the route was a big sign, 3-4 years old, about the alternative energy project that was powering the Nepalese villages I walked through sponsored by WWF. As I walked through the villages, every house was powered by a gasoline generator. No sign of this great alternative energy source; guess the funds for it got eaten up by the salaries of people like Butts.
commented 2016-03-20 16:10:50 -0400
Deborah Graupner commented 2 hours ago

“I see them trying to go after the pork producers again…”


Why do you think the pork producers are under attack? It has nothing to do with healthy food choices; because most pork products, except side bacon, are lean. Nope, it has to do with the religion that cannot be named but can be hinted at through Halal meat. Within 10 years, kiss good-bye to bacon or sausage at a restaurant for breakfast, pulled pork sandwich for lunch, and back ribs for supper.
commented 2016-03-20 16:06:49 -0400
Rats! Guess I missed it this year probably because I don’t listen or watch either CTV or CBC. I usually make a point of turning on every single light in my apartment. I did have many lights on just didn’t pull my usual weight. Hope others made up for my ‘conservation’.
commented 2016-03-20 14:42:01 -0400
This crap comes straight out of the WWF. (Gerald Butts pet project) WWF has been accused of fraud, people displacement, cruelty. They are just another Gov. funded people hating group just like Greenpeace that should be defunded and brought to justice !
commented 2016-03-20 14:22:38 -0400
Deborah Notley cannot enforce this, what is she going to do send armed NDP ASSHOLES to every farm in alberta, good luck, doubt they would be to happy with the reception they will be getting. She is clueless as is the vast majority of ndp idiots, They could not even tell one end of a cow from the other. Let alone know anything about crops or growing food.
commented 2016-03-20 14:12:25 -0400
You’re comparing apples to oranges, when you compare a vegetarian diet, to a normal diet.

On another note, the nannies, at the direction of the UN are going to try and destroy our food supply chain. I see them trying to go after the pork producers again, and this is just the beginning.

I’m hoping that AB farmers band together, with the Hutterites and defy her Bill 6. If everyone bands together, they can wait her out until the next election.

So until then, put some pork on your fork!
commented 2016-03-20 14:05:16 -0400
Kinda, sorta, saw some little something about the Earth Hour on either Global or CTV website and that was it. Forgot about it about as soon as I moved on to the next hour. Looked out in the evening; pretty much every house in our middle class neighbourhood was lit up like a Christmas tree. Does anyone really care about this anymore?